Monday, March 1, 2010

On a Happier Note ...

How about a happier post to cancel out the cranky part of yesterday's post? Good idea! I appreciate all of your comments, and I think it's time to lighten up a little. You're not here to listen to whining and complaining, after all, and I don't really enjoy doing it.

A while back, I promised pictures of Nikki's shower. Warning: the location had some very tricky lighting, so beware of my truly amateur photos. Here's Nikki with her cute mother-in-law. I'm not sure what Nik's looking at, but since she's looking down, there isn't much to see but her tummy! Someone (maybe her mom?) must've made some smartassy remark about her delicate condition.


Here's Nikki and her wonderful friend, Maribel, who hosted the shower. That sweet little guy is Alec, my new best friend. You've never seen anyone as goofy around babies as I am, and I'm happy to report that I got him to laughing pretty hard. A baby laugh is the very best sound in the world. Look at those smiles!

Oh, and the giant bruise on Nikki's arm is the result of an ugly slip down some icy steps, not domestic violence. I'm afraid she got her graceful manner from her mom. I could go on and on, but those are just a couple of pics to show you my happily pregnant daughter. It still doesn't seem possible that she's gonna be a mom. Everyone says this, but how do they grow up so quickly? One minute they're learning to walk and talk, and the next minute they want your car keys.

To show that I really am accomplishing a little something, here's a picture of Nikki's knitting bag in progress. I started it for me, but she loves the colors as much as I do, so as soon as it's felted, it's hers. Another bag for me can wait.

In between bags, because I'm feeling brave, I think I'll give washcloths a try. Something new to sink my needles into. Don't worry, I'm not feeling cocky. A knitting friend assures me that washcloths are a great way to get in some practice and try to become more consistent. We have a plan. I wanna knit socks so badly that I can taste it! Practice, practice, practice.

It's conference week, so today was the first of three 11-hour work days. Our reward is part of Thursday and all of Friday off. Ah ... Friday morning is mine to stitch away. What a treat! For now, my pillow calls. Make some fun.

10 comments:

SilkLover said...

Doris, you are going to be a grandma! Congratulations to you and your daughter.

Margaret said...

I can't imagine what it must be like to have your daughter be a mother to be! She looks so happy -- wonderful! Nice bag too -- I can see why she wants it! My mother used to knit washcloths -- nice and easy, should provide good practice for future socks!

Deb said...

Wow, I bet you're so excited with the upcoming event! She looks wonderful! Congratulations to both of you!!

And washcloths could be good practice for future baby sweaters, don't you think?

Melissa said...

You're right. The sound of a baby laughing is just priceless. They are like little bubbles of pure happiness! I can see you are going to be a crazy happy grandma!

I love your felted bags. I now remember seeing them on your blog previously. Lovely! Looking forward to seeing how this will turn out after felting!

Jennifer said...

What wonderful pics . I hope the wee one was spoiled. You know I work in post partum Doris. Tell your lovely daughter to bring her own pillow . It always helps( even though her sleeping days are over for awhile ) No one tells you that right? ! Looking forward to the big event . I hope you have great days off at the end of the week to stitch!xoxo

Alf N Stitches said...

I just thought the arm had a BIG tatoo on it.... :)

I love reading your blog.
Amy from OK

Robin said...

you're right about them growing up too fast. WE have exactly 85 days til graduation. My DD reminds me daily of the count down, LOL!! Love the purple bag...that's gonna look great felted. congrats on the new baby on the way....

Siobhan said...

Great pictures, Doris! Your daughter is so pretty and looks SO happy. I hope the arm isn't too painful. I fell up some stairs when pregnant... yes, UP the stairs. Grace ain't my middle name! ;) Great job on the knitted bag, too. My daughter just started crocheting and wants to learn to knit, too. She has her eye on doing some felted bags. I have plans for afghans. :D I knew having kids would come in handy at some point...

Good luck with the conferences!

Von said...

It's a good thing pregnancy is not a delicate condition! That's one nasty bruise! You think you're goofy with babies now, you'll go completely over the edge with this grandchild, lol! Great days ahead for you, Doris! :)

Alma Allen said...

Your daughter looks so sweet. Bet you can hardly wait to hold that new baby. Doris, I just had a chance to scroll through some of your posts...love how your new floor looks in your house. Bet you are enjoying it too!